The Toronto Film Festival has snagged the world preem of “Jennifer’s Body,” starring Megan Fox and helmed by Karyn Kusama (“Girlfight”), to open its popular genre program Midnight Madness Sept. 10.
Script, about a murderous high-school cheerleader, was penned by Diablo Cody. Twentieth Century Fox opens the pic wide Sept. 18.
The fest announced Midnight Madness’ 10-strong lineup, a slate of 17 docs, the experimental Wavelength program and two new People’s Choice awards — for docus and Midnight Madness pics — Tuesday morning.
Midnight world preems include: “George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead” (released by E1 in Canada), which programmer Colin Geddes calls “a social parable that happens to have zombies”; helmer Rick Jacobson’s campy “Bitch Slap,” with action orchestrated by Kiwi stunt legend Zoe Bell (“Xena”); and Michael J. Bassett’s 16th-century swashbuckling “Solomon Kane,” based on a story by Robert E. Howard (“Conan”). [Read more…]